Press Secretary of the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov, joked, speaking about the participation of the President in the celebration of the birthday of businessman Eugene Prigogine. This explanation, as the “Interfax”, gave in a press-service of the Kremlin.
“It was a joke, the information is untrue”, — said there.
Earlier on Thursday, June 1, Peskov said that today “the famous chef Putin” Prigogine’s birthday, and the head of state “to celebrate”.
As “Vedomosti”, the company Prigogine fed guests on the main methods in the country, including the inauguration of the President of Russia. Group “Concord”, which is owned by Prigogine, owns several restaurants in St. Petersburg and Moscow, network of stores “chocolate Museum”, the company catering service.
In 2013, associated with the entrepreneur structures received contracts to ensure the supply of Russian troops on tens of billions of rubles, the newspaper specifies.
Prigogine included in the sanctions list of the USA. It was included there in December 2016 due to the fact that he, according to Washington, provided “financial, material or technological support” high-ranking officials in Russia.
Several media outlets called the businessman a chef Putin.
1 Jun Prigogine marks 56 years.